Rwe expects billions in compensation for lignite phase-out

The energy company RWE goes with the demand for compensation in the billions into the discussion with the federal government about the early shutdown of lignite-fired power plants.

Compensation of 1.2 to 1.5 billion euros per gigawatt of shutdown power is fair, said chief executive rolf martin schmitz in essen on thursday. Compared to the demand for eco-electricity, however, compensation for shutdown power plants is negligible.

Embattled paypal payment service remains a drawcard for ebay

Group sales rose 14 percent to 4.3 billion dollars (3.1 billion euros), ebay announced in san jose on tuesday.

At the beginning of the year, the feisty u.S. Investor and ebay major shareholder carl icahn had demanded that paypal be spun off. The service can be used to pay for online purchases and transfer money. Especially in the USA, where bank transfers are complicated, paypal is popular and growing accordingly fast.

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Unpleasant surprise during pipeline construction in ludwigsstadt

Actually, only the water main in the muhlgasse/am hugel area was to be renewed. However, it became apparent – according to the head of the building yard, claus lindig – that the sewer was in an "appalling condition" and the pipe is completely dilapidated due to the low installation depth. "The canal has collapsed. The water is ten centimeters high, lindig made it clear that there was no alternative to replacing the channel. Hereby the RK-pipeline construction kirchhasel at the price of approximately 43000 euro gross was assigned. The piping company was also awarded the contract for the water pipeline construction work at a gross bid price of around 145,000 euros.

Costing a total of 300,000 euros

After completion of the pipe laying, the roadway will also be renewed. The subsequent road construction with the renewal of the asphalt surface with round stones will be carried out by the company STW eliasbrunn, which had submitted the most favorable offer with about 82,000 euros gross. All in all, the gross cost of the fuel reduction is around 300,000 euros.

One goal: employees should like the gkg

So that he can quickly see all the facilities at a glance in which the 1,400 employees of the non-profit hospital company (GKG) and its subsidiary are employed, udo kunzmann has marked them on a map of the district in the office. The 46-year-old comes from the district of forchheim and has been acting as the new managing director of the GKG since the beginning of the year, succeeding monika rother, who headed the GKG for two years. Previously, manfred fischer was their managing director for 20 years. GKG emerged from the former, loss-making district hospitals in scheblitz and burgebrach.

In allusion to this, kunzmann admits that last year was the first time that the company was in the red again. The reason for this is the considerable investment in the construction projects. The rest of the work will be completed this year "but we’re in the black, definitely". Then he shifts the focus to employees. These are important to him, and: pay is not everything "it’s the whole package that counts", he finds and has already put new things into it here.

Avoiding fines: is your bike really roadworthy??

With a roadworthy bicycle you are always on the safe side. You avoid unnecessary bubble money – and what is even more important, you protect yourself and others. But is your bike really roadworthy?? We tell you what the traffic regulations (stvo) say.

Every cyclist knows the unpleasant feeling when, for some reason, you are riding your bike without lights or the bell is not working and you hope that you will not be checked by the police. However, for the sake of their own safety, every cyclist should attach great importance to a roadworthy bicycle. We tell you which criteria your bike must meet to be roadworthy.

Bundestag passes law on separate banks

Against the protests of the banking industry, the bundestag passed a package of laws under which larger institutions in particular will have to separate risky trading operations from the traditional banking business in order to protect customer deposits.

In addition to this so-called separation banking system, liability penalties are envisaged for the management boards of banks and insurance companies in the event of breaches of duty in risk management. In addition, geldhauser must draw up its own recovery and resolution plans – known as "bank wills" – in order to react quickly in crises.

Tragedy and soap opera

And the director of the theater group at the jack-steinberger-gymnasium stands on the point of view: "what you want, i try to make possible." The schoolchildren also did what they could. They not only learned their lines and rehearsed, but also designed the sets; five evenings of rehearsals were wasted in the process. And they managed to "hire" the urgently needed number of male actors. "The madels have gone out and recruited mannerisms", tells ahnert. Among them were quite a few newcomers to the stage.

What is a key feature of the "stories"? Is the juxtaposition of tragedy and what are now called elements of a "soap opera has been called. "Not to kill the spab and still let the tragedy shine through is difficult", says the director. But this is exactly what the young amateur actors chuckled at. The confrontation with the content of the play, with its criticism and accusation, its mockery and the clear foresight of a gloomy time and its internalization spurs the spectator on with every scene.